Health Care

UI expert testifies before presidential 21st century policing panel

Sandra Ramey proposes nationwide initiative to improve police health and wellness
Sandra Ramey, a police health expert in the UI College of Nursing, proposed a national intervention program to improve police officer health, before President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which met in Washington on Monday.

Reducing energy efficiency boosts calorie burning in muscle

Injection that makes muscles less energy efficiency may have potential as weight-loss therapy to treat obesity
Scientists at the UI and the Iowa City VA Medical Center have developed a targeted approach that overrides muscles' intrinsic energy efficiency and allows muscle to burn more energy. The findings might provide a basis for new obesity treatments that help overcome the body's natural resistance to weight loss.
Kid captain standing with UI Hawkeye football players

UI Children's Hospital opens nominations for 2015 Kid Captains

Program enters seventh year, nominations accepted through March 24
Parents and guardians of current or former pediatric patients of University of Iowa Children’s Hospital are invited to nominate their child as a Kid Captain for the Hawkeyes’ 2015 football season. Nominations will be accepted through March 24.
President Mason Comments to Media - February 19, 2015

President Mason shares progress on enrollment and three year graduation program

Mason also praises Dance Marathon participants in media availability
University of Iowa President Sally Mason on Thursday outlined significant progress on some of her key goals over the next few months, which include increasing enrollment and positioning the university.
Iowa Now Minute - 2/19/15

Iowa Now Minute - 2/19/15

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life
"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday.
car crash scene

UI-developed mobile app aims to save lives of car crash victims

App beams crash information, photos to trauma doctors
With the click of just a few buttons on a smartphone, TraumaHawk enables state troopers to share photos and information from a crash scene with trauma doctors long before a patient arrives in the emergency room.

Steering teens safe

Lunch and Learn in Iowa City looks at programs reducing crash rates
How do we best prepare the next generation of drivers? That topic will be the focus of the upcoming Hawkeye Lunch and Learn event, as Corinne Peek-Asa presents “Steering Teens Safe: How Research Has Informed Best Practices for New Drivers.” The event will be held at noon, Wednesday, March 4, in the Iowa Memorial Union Iowa Theater.